To help you make a good decision about whether or not to enroll in one of our programs, we would like you to know the latest statistics.  According to the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Science’s (NACCAS) requirements our rates for 2016 Annual Report year were:

Graduation Rate:                   72.73%
Licensure Rate:                      95.00%
Placement Rate:                     75.00%

Please note: These statistics are presented for the time period and cohort group specified in the federal regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

Licensing Requirements

All cosmetology related fields in Michigan are required to attend and graduate from a Cosmetology school, be of Good Moral Character and be licensed by the State.  The following rules apply:


  • Is at least 17 years of age.
  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has had an education equivalent to the completion of the ninth grade.
  • Has completed at least a 1500 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.


  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Is licensed as a cosmetologist in the State of Michigan.
  • Has at least 3 years of practical experience in natural hair cultivation, hair care services, skin care services and manicuring services at least 1 year of which shall be in a cosmetology establishment.
  • Has completed 500 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.


  • Is at least 17 years of age.
  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has had an education equivalent to the completion of the ninth grade.
  • Has completed at least a 400 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Nuvo College of Cosmetology believes that students interested in pursuing a career as a Cosmetologist, Esthetician or Cosmetology Instructor should be aware of the requirements for success.

  • Good manual dexterity with both hands and arms with a sense of form and artistry.
  • The ability to stand or sit and walk for an extended period of time while working.
  • Enjoy dealing with the public and be able to follow a client’s direction.
  • Work long hours while building a personal clientele in order to earn the desired income.
  • Keep abreast of the latest fashions and beauty techniques.
  • Make a strong commitment to educational process and complete training.
  • Cosmetology Instructors also spend part of their day working at a desk or work station.

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists usually work in pleasant surroundings with good lighting. Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift. Prolonged exposure to some chemicals may cause irritation, so they might wear protective clothing, such as disposable gloves or aprons.

Salon Safety
Salon safety and client protection are emphasized in all of our courses.  Students learn all the proper safety requirements including sanitation, handling salon chemicals and the use of protective clothing

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

The SAP Policy is consistently applied to all students enrolled (part-time/full-time) at Nuvo College of Cosmetology. Students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout their training to be in compliance with the institutional policy. This policy is in the catalog on our website to ensure all students have access prior to enrollment.

Satisfactory academic progress is evaluated on a cumulative basis in both quantitative terms (attendance), as well as qualitative terms (academics/grades).

Review and Evaluation Periods

Students are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress as follows:

Evaluation periods are based on actual hours. SAP/Report Cards will be recorded at the following schedule.

Cosmetology Course at 450, 900 and 1200 hours

Esthetician Course at 100 and 300 hours

Instructor Course at 100 and 300 hours

Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for SAP until the next scheduled evaluation. The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have had at least one evaluation by midpoint in the course.

Students must meet the school’s attendance standard and the academic standard on a cumulative basis (start date to evaluation date) to maintain eligibility for federal student financial assistance funds unless the student is on “Warning” as defined in this policy.

The minimum requirements for SAP are 80% in written and practical exams and 80% attendance of scheduled hours. Students who meet these requirements at SAP evaluation checkpoints (450, 900 and 1200 actual contracted hours) for Cosmetology; (100 and 300 actual contracted hours) for Cosmetology Instructor and Esthetician students will be given the status of maintaining “Satisfactory Progress”. Enrollment status and eligibility for Title IV Federal Financial Aid continues uninterrupted until the next SAP evaluation. SAP’s are distributed to each student that hits an evaluation checkpoint to inform them of their status. Students must maintain SAP to remain eligible for HEA, Title IV federal student financial assistance.  Failure to maintain satisfactory progress can cause loss of or delays in funding, if applicable, delay in graduation and extra instructional charges.

Attendance Standard

Students must attend at least 80% of the hours they are scheduled to attend based on the student’s enrollment agreement.  The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of each evaluation period, Nuvo College will determine if the student has maintained at least 80% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

Academic Standard

The following qualitative factors are used to measure academic progress in all courses offered at Nuvo College of Cosmetology. Theory, Practical and Project assignments are evaluated.

Every student must maintain an academic average of at least 80% or higher on a cumulative basis as of the evaluation date to meet the academic standards of this policy and be considered as making satisfactory academic progress. Student progress will be reviewed by the institution on a monthly basis to identify students who may be at risk regarding satisfactory progress.  At risk students will be counseled and will be advised regarding efforts to improve progress.

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